Learn & Play \\ Educators

Student Tours

All tours are designed to foster critical and creative thinking, promote discovery and wonder.

The tours currently available align with the Common Core and Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Self-guided visits are available to groups in grade 6 and higher. All other groups will be provided a guided visit.

  1. Asian Art & Global Culture

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  2. English Language Arts

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  3. Visual Art

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  4. American Art & Culture

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The museum is open for all guided and self-guided tours Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm. If you plan to visit the museum in a guided capacity, we require three weeks advance notice by calling 978-542-1514 or emailing grouptours@pem.org.

Please note that all guided tours of Yin Yu Tang have limited availability and are available from Tuesday through Friday between the hours of 9:45 am to 11:15 am and then from 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm. Only 20 individuals, including students and chaperones, are allowed in Yin Yu Tang at any one time for a 30-minute tour.

Group Fees

K-12 Groups

  • 1 Guided or Self-Guided Tour: $6.50/student
  • 2 Guided Tours: $10.00/student
  • 1 Guided Tour + Art Activity (based on availability): $10.00/student
  • Chaperone: 1 complimentary admission per 10 students

University Groups

  • 1 Guided Tour: $7.00/student
  • 2 Guided Tours: $10.00/student
  • Chaperone: 1 complimentary admission per group

Please note that MTA membership cards, passes and other discounts do not apply here.

One adult chaperone is admitted free of charge for every 10 students. Additional adults will be charged the student rate.

The cost for guided visits for college and university groups is $7.00 per student. When booking two or more programs for one visit, the total cost per student is $10.00. One instructor is granted complimentary admission.